Archos ChefPad tablet is ready for the kitchen: Spill-proof against gunk and grub

Gerald Lynch Tablet, Tech Digest news 2 Comments

chefpad.pngTablets are the perfect kitchen companions, putting a web full of recipes and gourmet cooking apps at your fingertips. But very few are protected against the hazards of the kitchen, where ingredients fly, heat is high and steam seeps into everything. With that in mind, Archos have put together a tablet specifically for the kitchen called the ChefPad.

It’s cased in a silicone covering that’s totally spill-proof against water and syrupy foods, with a stand that’s adjustable to the ideal reading angle for your cooking area.

The tablet also comes with an Archos-curated “Chef’s Apps” selection, with everything from recipes to drink ideas, shopping list to TV cooking guides on offer.

Beyond that, the ChefPad is a pretty standard Android tablet, with access to all the regular tablet computing features you’d expect. Packing in a 9.7-inch 1024×768 capacitive touchscreen, it’s powered by a 1.6GHz dual-core processor, with 8GB of internal storage (expandable over microSD), 2MP front and rear cameras, Wi-Fi and mini HDMI.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is the OS of choice, with access to the full Google Play store.

Available from June, it’ll be affordably priced at $209.99 (£137) from Archos’s online store.

By Gerald Lynch | May 14th, 2013





  • Georgia

    A tablet made specifically for the kitchen could be handy, but I just can’t see myself buying another tablet. I bought my current tablet after I started working at DISH, and I use it quite a bit while I’m cooking, when I’m at work, or just hanging out. I record cooking shows that have recipes that I want to try, and I stream my DVR recordings with DISH Anywhere on my tablet while I cook; it’s almost like having a professional chef cooking right there in the kitchen with me.

  • Georgia

    A tablet made specifically for the kitchen could be handy, but I just can’t see myself buying another tablet. I bought my current tablet after I started working at DISH, and I use it quite a bit while I’m cooking, when I’m at work, or just hanging out. I record cooking shows that have recipes that I want to try, and I stream my DVR recordings with DISH Anywhere on my tablet while I cook; it’s almost like having a professional chef cooking right there in the kitchen with me.